The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale

J.J.D.M. van Lankveld, H. Sykora, Wendy Geijen

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    Abstract

    The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale (SSCS) aims to measure individual variability with regard to the propensity to become self-conscious in sexual situations. Self-focused attention has been found to have impeding effects on genital sexual responsiveness, presumably because it also reduces processing capacity (Meston, 2006). Experimentally induced self-focus was found to interact with the personality trait of sexual self-consciousness in their effect on genital arousal (Meston, 2006; van Lankveld & Bergh, 2008; van Lankveld, van den Hout, & Schouten, 2004). Subjective experience of sexual excitement was not affected in these studies. Sexual self-consciousness may thus constitute a vulnerability factor for the development of sexual dysfunction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
    EditorsRobin R. Milhausen, John K. Sakaluk, Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter3.7.
    Pages60-62
    Number of pages3
    Edition4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315183169
    ISBN (Print)9781138740839
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019

    Keywords

    • sexual self-consciousness

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